Let’s be clear about which artichoke we’re talking. Not the one that looks like a knobbly potato, in fact, the Jerusalem artichoke is not related to the green or green/grey globe artichoke at all, (Jerusalem is a corruption of girasole – sunflower, their flowers are very similar). Proper artichokes are edible thistles, and there are two tribes of them: spiny, spiky ones with purple tips favoured by Italians, and green ones with rounded, fleshier leaves, favoured by the French. The Italians lead the world in artichoke and the range of artichoke recipes, frequently using artichokes young enough to eat whole.
They also produce an absolutely disgusting digestivo, Cynar, made with artichokes. As artichokes have one of the highest levels of antioxidants in plants, perhaps it has the same beneficial effects on your body as a re-boot does on a car engine. They also do mysterious things to your taste receptors, making it virtually impossible to find an artichoke/wine match. You might like to try beer with a suitable level of bitterness, such as an IPA or Worthington White Shield.